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by bob75013
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO
Replies: 51
Views: 16266

Re: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO

People keep referring to the "uncontained" engine failure, but I have seen no photo or reports of fuselage damage or engine damage that would equate to an "uncontained" failure --- just sayin... Uncontained can also refer to parts coming straight out the back of the engine, so l...

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by bob75013
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO
Replies: 51
Views: 16266

Re: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO

People keep referring to the "uncontained" engine failure, but I have seen no photo or reports of fuselage damage or engine damage that would equate to an "uncontained" failure --- just sayin... edit add: and this from Delta leads me to believe there was no fuselage damage: 'Atl...

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by bob75013
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO
Replies: 51
Views: 16266

Re: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO

People keep referring to the "uncontained" engine failure, but I have seen no photo or reports of fuselage damage or engine damage that would equate to an "uncontained" failure --- just sayin...

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by bob75013
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Production Delays
Replies: 57
Views: 6750

Re: 737 Production Delays

It appears that Boeing is starting to get the kinks out of the process. 46 737 deliveries in August vs 29 in July. The company expects a run rate of 52/month by fourth quarter. Now I know why Boeing stock was up $8 a share today. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/boeing-737-deliveries-remain-higher-155...

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by bob75013
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops
Replies: 75
Views: 11341

Re: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops

Heard on the news this morning that CHS has announced it will close tonight and not reopen unil Saturday morning -- at the earliest

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by bob75013
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Production Delays
Replies: 57
Views: 6750

Re: 737 Production Delays

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/boeing-c ... ector.html
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It appears that the delays are disruptive enough that Boeing has started bringing back some retired workers to help reduce the delays

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/boeing-c ... ector.html

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by bob75013
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29294

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

Also, Boeing needs to pay TAXES which is quite high. Not sure if they could really cover up their overall development cost of around $20 billions. They need to sell more than 2000 B797 to recoup their money. Would this be possible? it seems you do not understand the US tax code. 797 development cos...

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by bob75013
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forced to land due to "smelly " passenger
Replies: 2
Views: 1430

Forced to land due to "smelly " passenger

There is a thread on this subject, but I've tried to find it and did not succeed. Sometime in the last few months a Transavia flight was forced to land because a passenger smelled so bad that he was making other passengers ill. Well there is an update to the story. The passenger died from tissue nec...

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by bob75013
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Delta outearns UA & AA - dominating its largest hubs - market share data by US network hubs
Replies: 88
Views: 8725

Re: Why Delta outearns UA & AA - dominating its largest hubs - market share data by US network hubs

DL: ⋅ ATL - 73% - 65M out of 104M I do not understand what you have done here. 65/104*100 = 62.5, not 73. Is the 65 figure correct? Should that be 75M instead? That would be nearer to 73%. Apologies, I see I did not include DL's connection carriers like Endeavor. In that case, DL's domina...

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by bob75013
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Neeleman Talking to Meacham Field (Ft.Worth, TX) About Moxy?
Replies: 29
Views: 3369

Re: Is Neeleman Talking to Meacham Field (Ft.Worth, TX) About Moxy?

aside from FTW, what other opportunity exist for Moxy? It seems like the only cities left are the ones that are not attractive. So maybe FTW is the best option available. Their cost is going to low enough in the build up phase. They don't need to be generating high fares. McKinney National on the e...

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Neeleman Talking to Meacham Field (Ft.Worth, TX) About Moxy?
Replies: 29
Views: 3369

Re: Is Neeleman Talking to Meacham Field (Ft.Worth, TX) About Moxy?

WN should fly here. Take care of both sides of town. Dal is near capacity. Currently not a viable option due to the Wright Amendment repeal compromise but I could see WN looking into starting service at another Dallas/Ft. Worth area airport when the 80 mile clause expires in 2025. WN will expand so...

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by bob75013
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest increasing boarding fees
Replies: 27
Views: 2999

Re: Southwest increasing boarding fees

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 040502002/


Of course people can check themselves in and not pay any fee.
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kiowa wrote:
Southwest is increasing some boarding fees. Interesting because it seems all airlines have some fees.



https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 040502002/


Of course people can check themselves in and not pay any fee.

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by bob75013
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will air to air refueling ever be a thing in commercial aviation?
Replies: 42
Views: 3526

Re: Will air to air refueling ever be a thing in commercial aviation?

Does anyone know of the VC-25 has ever utilized the aerial refueling capability while operating as AF1? I thought i read somewhere that it was rarely/never used in actual prctice because of the risk. It did in the Harrison Ford Movie "Air Force One" I did not work out well for the tanker.

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November
Replies: 69
Views: 8886

Re: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November

There was an idea on the forum a while back about AS setting DAL up to be an E175 hub of sorts to dive deeper into the Midwest. I have a good chunk of friends and family in the Midwest that enjoy AS service to SEA & PDX. DAL could be a huge tool for eastward expansion in the next decade. Ok, an...

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by bob75013
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12063

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

You just don't get it. The U.S. can tell U.S. companies to not sell anything to EU companies that sell product containing stuff from the U.S. companies to Iran. Yes but this only applies IF there are US components. There are a large number of cars sold in Iran from European and Asian manufacturers ...

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by bob75013
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12063

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Basically, US law can only applies to US affairs. The intent of this is to prevent US companies from engaging in business with Iran. The US has no authority to get between EU-Iran matters other than if it has business under the EU umbrella in business with Iran. Realistically, this is actually puni...

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by bob75013
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12063

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

As far as I know this USA sanctions are illegal according to the EU, the USA renegaded on a agreement. USA law is USA law not international law. If the USA can sanction EU companies how can it be illegal for the EU to sanction USA companies. I do not know how it will play out, but talking about leg...

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by bob75013
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North entrance to Love Field Airport considered by Dallas officials
Replies: 0
Views: 281

North entrance to Love Field Airport considered by Dallas officials

Not sure what this would accomplish as the problem isn't at the entrance. The problem is insufficient roadway capacity at the terminal, and there's no way I can see to fix that problem. Also it's laughable that the city thinks it can construct a northern entrance for $50 million as a northern entran...

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by bob75013
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12220

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

They grounded 66 airplanes, but yet only canceled 30 flights? How is that possible? Peak summer is over. There's slack in the fleet now. Not even close. Peak summer is..... peaking Not really. If you look at the history of WN's system wide fare sales (only two real sales a year), those sales typica...

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by bob75013
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12063

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Why should Airbus give a damn if there are sanctions? Just because there are US parts in it doesn't make it a US airplane. Yeah they might have to face sanctions but no one can stop Airbus from delivering the planes if they want to. I also find the notion that Airbus cannot find EU substitutes for ...

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13303

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

WN's on time performance and flight completion would definitely say it's not the best run airline. Net margin is only one component of a well run airline. What about customer satisfaction? Do happy customers count? Whose customers are happiest? From a financial and operational standpoint, I think S...

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13303

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

WN didn't want to serve ATL. WN wanted to remove a competitor. They could have bought AS and decimated SEA just as easy. What a dumb statement since they 127 daily flight there. And what did FL run through Hartsfield? According to Wikipedia, almost 200. Plus, shortly after the takeover, WN removed ...

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13303

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Apples to Oranges. Buy a ticket on WN to LHR? DUB? JAC? AMS? BZN? Operating margin to operating margin is very apples to apples. Net margin to net margin is very apples to apples. Bastian is bragging that his is the best run airline. The data says that WN is. WN's on time performance and flight com...

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13303

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Well, it's interesting that Bastian didn't mention WN , because WN's net margin is almost 50% better than DL's and better than anyone else in the U.S. I guess he didn't want to look bad. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/848/29789628168_098511f62d_b.jpg Apples to Oranges. Buy a ticket on WN to LHR? DU...

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13303

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/848/2978 ... f62d_b.jpg
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Well, it's interesting that Bastian didn't mention WN , because WN's net margin is almost 50% better than DL's and better than anyone else in the U.S.

I guess he didn't want to look bad.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/848/2978 ... f62d_b.jpg

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 136
Views: 6115

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

Mortyman wrote:
kaitak wrote:
Europe can still not sell any more Airbus jets to Iran, due to the US parts involved..



Is it so hard for Europe to make these parts themselves ?


design time, certification and patents likely make that difficult

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 136
Views: 6115

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

I heard a rumour recently that Trump was open to having a meeting with Rouhani, or did this fall by the wayside after Trump's capital letter twitter rant a few weeks back. Trump did say he was open to meeting with Rouhani. Or anyone for that matter. But Rouhani quickly responded saying that would n...

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 136
Views: 6115

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

http://www.payvand.com/news/18/jul/1107.html
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Looks like a bunch of major players have already stopped doing business with Iran: Maersk, Total, Peugeot, General Electric, Remault, Reliance, and Siemens

http://www.payvand.com/news/18/jul/1107.html

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by bob75013
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 14817

Re: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy

If I have a Bee Sting allergy, and I see / hear a bee in the plane (or anywhere else), I'm outa there, there will be skid marks on the floor, you wont see me for dust. I'm not hanging around to argue the Bees' "right" to be there, I am simply putting as much room between me and it as I ca...

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by bob75013
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 14817

Re: Southwest removes passenger with pet allergy

I’ve seen spaniel sized dogs used as service animals so theirs no need for Great Danes and other extra large breeds to be used. Also xtra large breed dogs usually have short life spans, 6-8 years if the owner is lucky. Earlier in this thread a wheel chair bound flier completely countered your state...

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by bob75013
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 14817

Re: Southwest removes passenger with pet allergy

Like a "special snowflake" who insists on subjecting to everyone else on the plane to the presence of an unwelcome animal? Planes are for transportation, not just humans. Yes, that is why our planes have "cargo compartments". Other than service animals, any other non-human creat...

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by bob75013
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 14817

Re: Southwest removes passenger with pet allergy

Your example would be a proper service animal, but a dog for ermotional support like a PTSD dog is bullshit and should be in the hold. Hauling something onbard a plan like this is seriouysly taking the piss. http://philosophyofdog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ServiceDog.jpg So, I guess you'd rath...

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by bob75013
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus in better position than Boeing?
Replies: 38
Views: 6108

Re: Airbus in better position than Boeing?

MrHMSH wrote:
bob75013 wrote:
Let's answer your question with a question: Which has sold 2x more frames than the other this year - BA or AB?


You reckon a manufacturer's position is determined by what happens in one year?


Nope, but if AB were in a much better position than BA, then that would not happen, would it?

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by bob75013
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus in better position than Boeing?
Replies: 38
Views: 6108

Re: Airbus in better position than Boeing?

Let's answer your question with a question: Which has sold 2x more frames than the other this year - BA or AB?

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by bob75013
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin voters: TXL to stay open
Replies: 49
Views: 7302

Re: Berlin voters: TXL to stay open

VSMUT wrote:
IMHO, you shouldn't be asking the entire city about this.



Why not, since the entire city will be affected by the decision?

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by bob75013
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled
Replies: 27
Views: 4342

Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

'The last combi flight is scheduled for Oct. 18, which is also the Alaska Day state holiday. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the formal transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States. The final flight will deliver the combi plane to Seattle from Juneau. http://www.seattletimes.com/busi...

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by bob75013
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22148

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

NZ321 wrote:
Sounds like WN are getting too big for their boots... lol. Surely more diversity of options is in the interests of the travelling public?


There are plenty of options - 12 miles apart. lol back at ya.

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by bob75013
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22148

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

Something to add to both arguments; is the discussion of upgauging at WN. I mean, theoretically, upgauging some of the 733s with 738s (and especially oncoming MAX8s, and the option to 'upgrade to Max200s), and we could be seeing increased seats on each flight. Theoretically, WN could 'right size' c...

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by bob75013
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22148

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

By leasing the UA gates that DL was dependent on to maintain their service then attempting to evict them. Of course that is an attempt to exclude DL on it's face and is not even reasonably debatable. . You continue to ignore the fact that DL could have leased one of both of the UA gates. It decline...

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by bob75013
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22148

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

Really? Exactly how is WN "actively seeking to exclude other airlines." From the article linked in the OP: "In the federal case, however, Southwest indicates in a document filed Aug. 21 that it will challenge Virgin and Alaska’s right to continue using the two gates. Through a proces...

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by bob75013
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22148

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

T At DAL the situation is far different. WN is actively seeking to exclude other airlines from providing service therefore is attempting to engage in monopolistic behavior. The legality of this is not clear. . Really? Exactly how is WN "actively seeking to exclude other airlines." What ac...

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by bob75013
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22148

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

Calling for more gates at DAL while Southwest tries to go from 95% monopoly to 100% monopoly with zero competitors is a diversion tactic. Meanwhile there are 20+ airlines serving DFW. In this context saying AA has a monopoly at DFW can't be taken seriously - it is an alternative fact. I'll cal that...

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by bob75013
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22148

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

One has to wonder why the cities of Dallas, Fort Worth, AA and their supporters in congress ever agreed to the new WA, . That is real easy to explain. First a senator put a rider on a transportation bill that opened up parts of the SE to flights from DAL. The another senator put another rider on a ...

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by bob75013
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22148

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

Mckinney is the answer for another passenger service airport in the Metroplex You are so right. Collin County will have over a million residents within 2-3 years. It would also draw pax from northern Dallas County, Rockwall County, et all. I'd also like to see Southwest upset the apple cart by star...

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by bob75013
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22148

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

What on earth were the regulators doing when they put all sorts of restrictions of DAL in the first place that caused this? There shouldn't be a gate restriction at DAL. If they fully opened up the airport and allowed for as many gates as physically possible, WN could expand to everywhere they want...

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by bob75013
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?
Replies: 66
Views: 14373

Re: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?

They didn't care about quick turn times as internal customs ensured 5+ hour turn times. The designed aircraft utilization was horrid. False reasoning. Neither did western manufacturers and airlines until the LCCs came along. Well WN started forcing US airlines to start worrying about quick turns ab...

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by bob75013
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22148

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

It's time to lift all the remaining restrictions at DAL and allow them to build more gates. Alternatively, WN can bite the bullet and move to DFW airport so they can operate wherever they want. Pulleassee .. you do know that WN is the grantor of the $500 million in bonds used to buiid the new termi...

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by bob75013
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22148

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

Did you read any of the posts in this topic before you started banging on your keyboard? Especially the one 2 up that talks of the constraints due to traffic and road limitations or did that one just go over your head? I don't like sitting in any traffic that doesn't allow for productivity and wait...

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